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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 26, 2010 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Top 5 Most Underrated 1970 Shows

Some shows that never make anyone's top 5 list due to sound quality:

4-24-70
7-11-70
7-12-70
9-17-70
11-6-70

Honorable Mention:
2-8-70
5-7-70
8-18-70
11-5-70
11-29-70

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 26, 2010 8:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 Most Underrated 1970 Shows


7-12-70 - best Pig acoustic set ever?

11-6-70 - a Main Ten Jam that will send chills down your spine and three incredible drum breaks

Honorable Mention:

2-8-70 - perhaps the finest Smokestack of all time!

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Jan 27, 2010 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 Most Underrated 1970 Shows

I'm listening to 11-6 for the first time right now. The post-Alligator jam is electrifying.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 Most Underrated 1970 Shows

It's been said about 11/8 - but I'll say of 11/6/70, if there were a SBD, it would blow almost every other show out of the water.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jan 27, 2010 6:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 Most Underrated 1970 Shows

As they did the audiences.

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Jan 27, 2010 7:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 Most Underrated 1970 Shows

The Candyman is really great; is that a wah-wah he uses during the solo? I didn't know he had one that early!

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jan 27, 2010 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 Most Underrated 1970 Shows

I've never met a (Pigpen) Smokestack that I didn't like. Rarely played, it was always fresh with new explorations running behinf Pig's moaning about biting somebody's baby sister. The uptempo versions of 1966-7 morph nicely into the crisp 1970 duo and on into the ones from El Monte and Portcheser '71. The final two--Felt Forum '71 (I've been gone too long) and the Academy of Music bear testemony to a weary Pig and his battle with his demons. Moan away.

1970 is such a fine year--transitioning between the psychedellic jamming of 1969 and the song oriented sets of 1971--that it's really hard to narrow it down that far. But I think all of the above choices are winners.

Certainly 2-13 and 14 (late shows) deserve respect, as do 5-2, and 9-19-9-20--perennial vote getters. But you cannot overlook the great Capital shows just because they are audiences. I'm not as fond of 5-15 (a dand b). I think that folks tend to merge them into one massive show, a marathon of acoustic and electric Dead with the early N.R.P.S. Separated, each show is very nice, but not top ten.

Of course, I am biased, having been to all but one of the above shows --but time and tape have borne my opinion out. If they could just clean up 9-18--20 and release them . . . .

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jan 26, 2010 8:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 Most Underrated 1970 Shows - ahem

true, the soundquality of 5/7 probably pushes it down on my list for '70 GD, but it's a show worthy of consideration most definitely, and here're two chumps who agree


http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=222632
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=241283

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 6:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It really has ALL been said before...

Ha! You know, people give me a hard time for droning on about only a handful of shows, but really, it's what we all do here (repeat ourselves, collectively anyhow)...some just have more items to be repetitious with...

EG, that's first link above, that's the one that has my thread on the "sing-a-long" DWolf that no one could ID, even though Rob had babbled on about it a yr before, but it wasn't til it was mentioned again, some months after said thread you link above that Rob provided the link to his previous, prior thread that had come before, and it all instances, it made me look like a twit for not reading carefully, though I maintain he should have caught my query (thread above, again) and settled it earlier.

I also have to cut down on my sentence length...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 27, 2010 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It really has ALL been said before...


If you can't remember, is it really a repeat?